VSL Important Announcement

We are writing to let you know that Voluntary Services Lewisham (VSL) is planning on closing after many years of supporting our wonderful community. We are working hard with our good friends at Age UK Lewisham & Southwark to enable them to ensure that our services can continue to be available to you. We will be in touch soon with more details – but wanted to let everyone know now that our two charities are working together to keep VSL’s vital support services going.

We will be in touch with more details as soon as we can.

Tony Molloy                                                                                  Ross Diamond

CEO VSL                                                                                          CEO Age Uk Lewisham and Southwark



Community Connections Lewisham have reloaded and may be able to help with general support and triaging to relevant partners and organisations. Call their new line on 0330 058 3464, Monday-Friday 9.30am – 4pm.

They can:

  • Connect you with groups and communities, and enable access to social opportunities
  • Help with staying active
  • Access befriending and practical assistance
  • Help to find new opportunities for employment, training and learning
  • Help with volunteering and participating in local projects


Advice Lewisham can provide information, advice and guidance on bills, work, renting or family matters. Call Advice Lewisham on 0800 231 5453, Monday-Friday 9.30am -12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm.

They can help with:

  • Multi-Lingual support
  • Applying for Benefits or Food vouchers
  • Specialist Immigration advice
  • Specialist Debt advice
  • Housing or Employment issues


VSL provides voluntary services for isolated and vulnerable people living within the London Borough of Lewisham. Click through our website for a taste of what we do. As our normal projects are on hold, please fill in our application form to be notified when things start up again.


Voluntary Services Lewisham, is the working name for the Voluntary Service Association Ltd.

We were founded in 1969 and are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, with an Investors in Volunteers Accreditation. NCVO’s Befriending and Mentoring Approved Provider Standard.


We provide direct voluntary services for isolated and vulnerable people living within the London Borough of Lewisham. We deliver services such as befriending, shopping, mental health support projects, and transport for those not able to use public transport.

We aim to improve the quality of life of our service users, by helping them to take part in community activities and be independent.

We work in partnership with other voluntary and statutory agencies as appropriate to ensure effective and professionally delivered services.

To find out more about our services and how you can access them, click on the coloured buttons at the top of this page


We recruit, train and place volunteers in activities which develop their skills and confidence. We promote volunteering and actively work to identify new opportunities for our volunteers.

Do you live or work within the Borough of Lewisham?

Do you have some time to offer?

Would you like to share your skills, knowledge and experience?

Would you like to discover and develop new skills?

If so we would love to hear from you.

Just click on our Volunteering Opportunities tab.